Genesis' first luxury SUV looks intimidating as a police SUV.
Commit a crime in Dubai, and you could have a Lamborghini, Ferrari, or Mercedes-AMG cop car on your tail. Dubai's police force is famous for having some of the fastest and most exotic patrol cars in the world, but this latest addition to the fleet is more luxurious: meet the new Genesis GV80 cop car, which will patrol the streets of Dubai to combat crime. The luxury SUV was delivered to Dubai's police force by Juma Al Majid Est, the exclusive distributor of Genesis in the UAE.
"We are proud to work in harmony with the Dubai Police General Command in order to support its policing work and maintaining the safety and security of all citizens, residents and visitors in Dubai," said Bang Sun Jeong, Vice President, Head of Genesis Middle East and Africa Operation.
Like Dubai's supercar cop cars, the GV80 is finished in a green and white police livery, but this appears to be the only exterior modification. Surprisingly, the GV80 isn't equipped with emergency flashing lights or spotlights, although it already looks intimidating thanks to its muscular styling. We also know it can take a lot of punishment after it saved Tiger Wood's life during a horrific crash, making it an ideal vehicle for performing PIT maneuvers.
Suliman ALZaben, Director of Genesis UAE added: "We take pride in partnering with Dubai Police in various initiatives that aim at spreading awareness among all segments of society on traffic safety. We hope that the high-tech Genesis GV80 contributes to facilitate Dubai Police's operations and provide various services to the public."
It isn't clear which specification the GV80 police SUV was ordered with. Under the hood, the 2021 Genesis GV80 is available with either a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder developing 300 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque or a 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbo with 375 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque.
Chances are it was equipped with the more powerful V6, so it should be more than capable of catching criminals in Dubai. Both powertrains are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. As standard, power is sent to the rear wheels in the entry-level model, while all-wheel drive comes as standard with the V6 variant.